Monthly Archives: January 2013

What have you dreamed about lately?

I had to give a speech for my Toastmaster’s Club and the title of the speech was “Dreaming of the Country Life”.  Because for me, it is my dream and hope, to one day live in the country. For years I talked about it.  … Continue reading

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I’ve never had one of these before

Can you believe that I’ve never had a walk-in pantry before this? Well, I haven’t. I had to go back a few years to count just how many places Bob and I have lived in. We’ve lived in 3 apartments, … Continue reading

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Our grocery store, Village Market is open!!!

The day finally came and I forgot to tell everyone, our grocery store opened. I’m so excited I had to share this news with ya’ll.

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I’m loving my V-crimp

The weather today was sunshine and high of 68 degrees, gotta love Texas winters. This is a picture of Bob and I hanging the siding on our master bedroom exterior. Hoping to move that RV out of eye sight now … Continue reading

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Red is such a striking color

Know what the good thing is about building your own house? You can change your mind about your design anytime you want to. We did. We decided that the red siding is too striking to use as a wainscot and … Continue reading

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Itchy, itchy, itchy

Hanging some of the last bit of insulation in the living room area

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Hanging insulation again

While everyone is watching the Texans in the playoff game, we are filling our ceiling with insulation. It’s not very fun but it is very necessary. Low tonight will be 34, can you say brrr?

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